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ukraine's anti government forces push further into the country's southeast as the army's losses grow and many soldiers complaining of a lack of support from kiev. as many as three hundred americans afford to be fighting with the islamic state in iraq and syria this according to the very latest figures from washington bureau an r.t. international we take a look at how the group is actually winning the hearts and minds. and if he wants the veil of secrecy lifted from negotiations over a trade deal between the e.u. and us pushing brussels to make details of the talks in public.
the worldwide headlines live from moscow welcome to the program on r.t. international i'm real research and government forces in ukraine are advancing further into the country's southeast they've taken control of the city. on the coast there and they're now aiming to take over the region's second biggest city of mariupol now the ukrainian army meantime continues its shelling of cities all across the eastern region. five. oh. oh thank you thank you you thank. before you go over thank you.
thank you. thank you thank you but apparently it's not just civilians who have grown a war weary about a thousand criminal cases have been opened up against ukrainian soldiers for invasion of service desertion and defections in a recent case over sixty troops crossed into russia seeking refuge now the losses of the ukrainian army continue to grow the official numbers from kiev suggesting that over seven hundred soldiers have been killed and over two thousand have been wounded but the government is accused of underreporting and forces claim the army's lost more than well fourteen thousand soldiers both killed and wounded twenty kiev over four hundred people have picketed the president's administrations they say they are already use of abandon soldiers in the city of it you love vice troops there have been encircled by anti-government forces for five days now artie's up
paulus they are now reporting that despair is growing both among the soldiers but also their families. as the fighting intensifies and anti-government forces close in a call for hope goes on on food reinforcements for truck ukrainian troops also incoming it's not the first time kids soldiers feel abandoned. let me go nuclear you go do you know dear woman if you really want your new three dollars what are sort of interest from a broker level sure you almost you want to proselytize women she would say always but the more when we were through great always you know was which woman was the real issue of my motives was very apparent it was the much yet i didn't. demand of my life yet good to me there was. nothing that i didn't know what the did at the time just. did. it all but. it's a far cry. from the tough talk of ukrainian president petro poroshenko talking of
a strong country and strong army instead its young and often inexperienced soldiers as suggested by an alleged conversation between a commander and a tank soldier leaked online i didn't realize it was there was there was a i was there was frustration is growing among the troops that will this new president if they feel that sense i think it's a little bit let's go at the political dissidents that still live in such as they families and that was you going to be a tightly knit family then i mean absolutely more so as you think when you got it it would take a chance like you're using it now if you didn't think that you wanted to die and
the government for the head of the interior ministry is locking horns with the leader of the radical nationalist white sect a group which is taking part in the fighting in the country's east if our demands are not met will be forced to withdraw our battalions from the front line and launch marshawn to key if to carry out speedy reforms in the interior ministry. yeah roche with your bragging you have to see people who you lead into illegal armed units you are turning the people who believed you into cannon porter meanwhile losses on the battlefield are mounting and here in the same two of today it's the ukrainian military defeat is on show the message is more than just symbolic a bad omen for the ukrainian soldiers encircled by self-defense forces in the region of who fighting not only for their lives but for an army that they are accusing of could train them and leaving them to die policy r t eastern ukraine and the russian journalist still missing in ukraine lost contact
with him over three weeks ago russia's foreign ministry is trying to locate the photo correspondent denies holding him though support for sterling has come and grown from all over the world the online global campaign carrying the free andrew hash tag. thanks for joining us today as many as three hundred americans are now fighting alongside the islamic state in syria and iraq this according to an anonymous u.s. official quoted by the washington times and they could potentially pose a huge risk to u.s. security if they return home from war zones and use skills learned abroad to carry out attacks it's been confirmed that a thirty three year old american who had joined the ranks of the she harvests has been killed in battle over the weekend in syria a guy in a future can now reporting on washington's sudden realisation. the u.s.
president has diagnosed these lawmakers state rooting out a cancer why geisel won't be easy and won't be quick many are asking if the cancer could have been caught at an earlier stage when these lawmakers state group support of the syrian opposition was gaining momentum in the country and when rich donors in gulf states were funding and arming the group but until recently the west seemed more preoccupied with toppling the syrian president we will work with like minded states to support the syrian opposition to hasten the day when assad falls but the european union has agreed to bring to an end they arms embargo on the syrian opposition we are constantly consulting with the opposition on how they can get organized so that. they're not splintered and divided in the face of the onslaught from the assad regime for years the white house tried to present a picture of the syrian opposition as consisting of quote former farmers and
teachers some within the intelligence community had a really big red flag that was alarming the administration and elected officials that the problem in syria was bigger than anybody anticipated but the problem is that the elected officials chose to have a moment of dumb and dumber and hear what they wanted to hear so you had john mccain patrolling the streets of aleppo thinking that supporting the insurgents was a good idea one thing the west perhaps failed to see was the blurred lines between the moderate and the radical groups within the syrian opposition lysis until very recently was part of a broad sunni group in syria that was being supplied by the united states the extremist group makes use of modern technologies like no other radical organization they even use surveillance drones to plan attacks on the syrian military the question arises whether the. us has misjudged the scale of extremism in syria as it
focused all efforts on bringing down the syrian government. so much cooperation. and help your government being with us. before he said last night i did nothing nothing to spend their lives to see bills for each other when they go if you wait then we should make more money from them let these state group is now hearing about all the arms and money that they have seized both in iraq and syria isis sympathizers are posting pictures on twitter in the us cities with a message saying we are in your streets one thing that is typical of isis is this vicious sense of humor if you will they're big fans of social media and they have been using all the west can offer to spread what president obama called the cancer in washington party. islamic state is proving to have one of the most successful
business models in the world of terrorism with assets worth an estimated two billion dollars a significant amount around two million dollars daily reportedly coming from selling oil to kurds in iraq syria turkey and jordan a big discounts on smuggling and kidnapping also a very lucrative sideline a run some payments are brought in around ten million dollars in recent years islamic state even publishes a corporate style annual report to attract new sponsors while its flair for social media published to be as clear as aussies were in across robonaut reports. pictures of corpses of the so-called infidels and photoshop images of western troops and gulf in flames these are just some of the grotesque methods employed by these. illustrated in glossy magazines and online and its attempt to spread its message and message that even all is uncomfortable with the visit that is what was striking . can produce some remarkably good visual graphics but nothing on the scale of
isis the photography is hyper real islamic states markets and techniques are becoming increasingly more professional and widespread as its propaganda is found in different languages in news updates videos twitter accounts magazines and on t.v. the democratic they're targeting is you they're relying on the ignorance of you distorting the koran of course but they're also using various kinds of stylistic mannerisms which the youth are familiar with from the street from you tube from twitter and so forth in other words it has a very modern look and feel it feels like a media extravaganza but it's suffused with excitement now if we take a look at the cover of the islamic states latest magazine they will see that it's a play on a noah's ark in which the message is it's either them or the flood and experts say
there is controversy and fear to get more followers how are they doing that they are using hate propaganda by showing their adversary is paradoxically as killing babies is they also are i think a remarkably harsh in their language they present their enemy is indeed humanized terms of some kind of humanity just as the nazis did so they only use pejoratives like crusade while watson nations might be trying to bomb isis out of existence itis itself seems to have learned to those bombs that can breed social media and therefore its existence online grow stronger than ever merino cost of our reporting from london forty now more than two thousand europeans are believed to have joined the jihadists in the middle east and islamic state recruiters are working very hard to keep up the supply the group has reportedly created a faction in denmark which in rolls young volunteers to fight for the cause in
syria and iraq psychologist and political analyst nicholas stern ells told us the radicals know exactly who to target. it seems that they have quite some support from from especially from and from young muslim men what we have now here in this europe is our generation of civil generations of unhappy people with an islamic background but never had any success here and never managed to get out your pocket and social status here and now they're looking for other ways to get that status they will go to religion and they take it very literally as a psychologist work with a lot of the young people that are in the prison and so on and i'm very concerned really concerned you know person i know there are a lot of young people out there and they get to actually willing to do. anything but think it's close to a hundred people now that police think has gone to syria because i think it's about one fifth a kilt there but many come home again and now they are here and it's not all that
they will give up their give up working for isis but now they are here and waiting for orders here. are still to come here when i see international the social media spiral of silence later on we report on a trend of people keeping their opinions offline clearly away from social media and essays cyber spies. also ahead for us sheriff and by a holocaust to air our star of david the spanish clothing giant saw iraq coming under attack for a t.v. show and with a touch of nazi sheik. differently here in syria now many of the members of congress of both parties have gone to syria in recent months as. their former. president
thanks for joining us r.t. international a brand new poll suggesting that americans are increasingly unwilling to debate the scope of government surveillance on line it follows a whole series of leaks showing just how far reaching the n.s.a. spying program really is let's get the details here on the next the nation. social media may be good for keeping in touch with your friends but it's definitely not that good when it comes to discussing sensitive issues particularly the government surveillance that's according to a study released by the released by the pew research center suggesting that astonishing eighty six percent of americans were unwilling to discuss last year's revelations by the former n.s.a. man ad words snowden online they say they prefer to discuss those revelations in private conversations during a family dinner and so on and so forth and only forty two percent of facebook and twitter users were actually willing to discuss those issues online but that's only provided that these people knew that the people that we're talking with would agree
with them those who felt that they will not find understanding among their own lying discussion partners they did not go into those sensitive issues that the authors of the report are also lamenting that this may go beyond just social media that people who are not willing to discuss sensitive issues online are less likely to speak up even in their private life even in their offline life unless you're a chef yahtzee reporting from new york city. and the trend now even has its own name it's called the spiral of silence the study also challenges the view of social media as a platform for debate by actually suggesting that science like facebook and twitter actually encourage self censorship a former cia officer and whistleblower ray mcgovern he believes people feel cornered by government surveillance. but americans are afraid you know when they hear all this morning hear people calling snowden
a traitor which he used not when they were the. us why we choose not well there are sentient children to realize that if they find the shows talking about it which no didn't and expressing not only support perhaps just questionings will issue really used by really a traitor well that will be picked up and could be used against them eventually the reason government collects all this sort of ration is to use it the only reason the only way to prevent this from being used against you is to reveal it is to be collected in the first place. i'm sure you've noticed how of the whole ice bucket challenge is going to viral with many thousands of people taking part online but on one scottish hour then it's gone a bit too far so many were taking part over the weekend that local water supplies had to be cut off five times for details on that right now at r.t.
dot com. also bear an african-american film producer heading to an emmy awards pretty party finds himself hanged cuffed by police a six and a half hours you can find out online why he was mistaken for a bank robber. has told the e.u. that it wants the details of negotiations over a giant trade deal with the u.s. and italy wants it to be made public in a letter to its european partners says that would help dispel fears about what's actually going on behind closed doors but investigative journalist john hillery says it's no accident that talks of being held in secret. we've been told that the details of the e.u. u.s. trade deal is completely secrets i mean they put a thirty year loan on all the key documents that we would like to see well the first reason for the secrecy is because the european commission and the u.s. trade representative they know that if people really found out about what was going
on in these negotiations they would be up in arms there is already a whole range across the whole of europe what we've already learned about the teeth to the trade negotiation beals so if people really could see the line by line what is being because he hated of weight behind closed doors then there'd be revolution in the street for example in germany there's a very very high winds of teaching these new negotiations and people by and large are very very opposed to it and greatest poll that we've seen suggests the fifty five percent of people in germany are against these new negotiations. now the transatlantic trade deal definitely looks tempting on paper the partnership would allow the removal of a trade barriers and regulatory differences which are seen to hinder the growth of the u.s. and e.u. economies there be washed away plus america and the e.u.
is collective g.d.p. will be boosted by two hundred forty five billion bucks but some critics say some parts of the puzzle just don't fit together that worried corporations could hijack the interests of taxpayers passing any losses on to them if anything goes wrong also feared it would be nearly impossible to hold any corporation to account because of a total lack of transparency people across europe have been protesting over the last month about this deal in belgium police disperse the crowds using water cannons also then. activists also there staging a performance while lying on the ground with banners saying might be for sale but they are not last months or hundreds marching in london as well against the planned ratification of the pact everything from workers' rights to the environment. why let's go to some of the international headlines in brief time starting with thousands of shia muslims on the streets of yemen's capital calling for the downfall of the government protesters in support of
a key yemeni leader accusing the government of corruption and asked for a decision to cut fuel subsidies to be reversed demonstrators said they would continue their protests until the government has gone in the capital has witnessed large sit ins for over a week now. a pakistani opposition cleric who has been leading mass rallies in islamabad says negotiations for the current government to be dissolved completely failed as a result during his address to thousands of supporters outside the parliament he declared a revolution demonstrators have been protesting for nearly two weeks demanding the prime minister leave office over alleged election fraud calling for reforms to pack us. dan's electoral system. and the israeli prime minister has declared victory in the recent war against hamas in the gaza strip when human netanyahu said the military campaign delta a heavy blow and a cease fire deal gave no concessions to hamas palestinian health officials say the
seven week war killed more than twenty two hundred and left around one hundred thousand people homeless and the palestinian enclave. spanish clothing giant has found itself in the middle of a scandal over one particular piece of clothing a striped baby shirt with a sewn on sheriff badges led to massive criticism on the social media shopper said the item bore a similarity to uniforms worn in nazi death camps and the word sheriff is barely visible and the badge looks a lot like the star of david a religious symbol the nazis used to mark out jews as second class citizens many twitter users were appalled going as far as calling for a ban on the clothing retailer as r. and has since apologized and removed the item from sale stating that the t. shirt was inspired by classic western films and wasn't meant to offend anybody though this isn't the first time the clothing giant has been accused of
insensitivity on the issue back in two thousand and seven zahra had to pull off these handbags from the shelves because of these green swastikas on them or a ship piro who was part of a special israeli delegation to auschwitz now believes society should be concerned about a trend of rehabilitating nazi ideology. does it woke their rent going to patients and i think that the focus again is not something to me like though and for many it does mean just think about it and you cannot ignore it emotionally i think there are a grander you know not the ideology that something new unfashionable and the younger generation and certainly something to be concerned about it's meant to be at the prison it is that i know there's still some left of it that there is and i think it's very unfortunate. and it shows that writing a level of ignorance about such an important part of history thanks so much for joining us today for the program of backing off an hour's time but next mortgage fraud the focus of boom bust.
a famous politician is tweeting that a for government is using excessive force against protesting citizens does this mean we're going to see yet another intervention to democratise their government into the dirt like in iraq or libya wait wait nothing is going to happen because that politician is russian but why is this so why can the police beat up or terrorize protesters in some countries but in others if you lift one finger you're going to get a nato lesson in human rights well the answer is simple this tweet any attempts to intervene from do a member of what happened because unlike what they tell you in school might does it
make right for young uns out there old group occurred the remembers the cold war and back when there were two great powers they had to at least behave well to woo people into believing that one side were the good guys now that's all gone the problem is they model polar world that we live in heck if the u.s. still had to deal with soviet or so. mother propaganda we would never see as much footage of flagrant police misconduct that we do now absolute power corrupts absolutely and the geo political monopoly that we all live in really isn't good for the average person in or outside of america especially if they want to protest but that's just. for becoming independent schools a nation that nation should be. in the fields better than someone else to do.
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bubble mortgage settlement but before we do that the terms of the deal i want to review just why bank of america's pain first back in two thousand and eight and two thousand in the u.s. government made a total of forty five billion dollars of direct payments to bank of america and its merrill lynch subsidiary to. sure the company sent one hundred eighteen billion dollars in potential losses from bank assets related to risky mortgages would have rendered b. of a insolvent these dodgy mortgages were often made on a fraudulent basis and by two thousand and eleven bank of america and other too big to fail us by institutions faced a blitz of wall lawsuits from homeowners investors states attorneys general and the u.s. government in two thousand and eleven a list of areas for a potential prosecution was drawn up by the national association of attorneys general and the areas for probing more extensive mortgage electronic registration
systems mortgage pools bad securitization misplaced mortgage notes forced placed insurance illegal pyramid servicing fees document fraud for sale false affidavits and perjury foreclosure mills aka robo signing active military members losing homes while on tour of duty in iraq and afghanistan now in two thousand and thirteen federal judge judge jed recall felt the fraudulent activities were so extensive that he endorsed a broad interpretation of a rarely used savings and loan era law to go after b. of a it has a low burden of proof strong subpoena power and ten years of a statute of limitation twice as long as the typical limit for fraud cases given all of the b. of a settled now you fast forward to today and you see this deal is a headline seventeen billion dollars and it's touted by the media as the largest settlement arising from the two thousand and eight economic meltdown.